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Laurent Koscielny

Laurent Koscielny Arsenal

Club: Arsenal
Number: 6
Height: 185 cm.
Position: Defender
Date Birth: 1985-09-10 (32 years old)
Country: France

Laurent Koscielny (French pronunciation: ​[loˈʁɑ̃ kosjɛlˈɲi]; born 10 September 1985) is a French footballer who plays as a defender for Arsenal and the French national team. He primarily plays as a centre back but he can also play as a right back, a position where he started his career. He has been described as an aggressive, strong, quick and ball-playing defender.

Koscielny was born in the city of Tulle and began his football career playing for a host of amateur and youth clubs such as Brive, Tulle Corrèze and Limoges. In 2003 he moved to Guingamp, where he made his professional debut the following year. Koscielny joined Tours for an undisclosed fee to play in the third tier of the French league in 2007 and enjoyed promotion with his new side before being named in the Ligue 2 Team of the Season the following campaign. In 2009, newly promoted Ligue 1 side Lorient signed Koscielny for around €1.7 million, and his performances caught the eye of Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, who signed him in 2010. Arsenal fans voted Laurent Koscielny as Wenger’s most effective signing of 2010–11 following an impressive debut campaign.

SeasonGoals*FastestGoalsPenaltiesOwn GoalsRed cardsYellow cardsMissed Penalties
2016-172 (1-1)29'21
2015-164 (1-3)38'4
2014-153 (3-0)6'3
2013-142 (1-1)26'21

* First and Second half goals are shown in brackets

More statistics about Laurent Koscielny

2016-17
Red card14'Arsenal3:1Everton2016-17, Day 382017-05-21 15:00
Goal0:190'Burnley0:1Arsenal2016-17, Day 72016-10-02 16:30
Goal1:129'Arsenal2:1Southampton2016-17, Day 42016-09-10 15:00
2015-16
Goal3:370'West Ham United3:3Arsenal2015-16, Day 332016-04-09 12:45
Goal1:072'Arsenal1:0Newcastle United2015-16, Day 202016-01-02 15:00
Goal0:268'Swansea City0:3Arsenal2015-16, Day 112015-10-31 15:00
Goal2:038'Arsenal2:1Everton2015-16, Day 102015-10-24 17:30
2014-15
Goal1:027'Arsenal2:1Leicester City2014-15, Day 252015-02-10 19:45
Goal1:06'Arsenal3:0Stoke City2014-15, Day 212015-01-11 13:30
Goal1:145'Arsenal2:1Crystal Palace2014-15, Day 12014-08-16 17:30
2013-14
Goal1:026'Arsenal3:0Newcastle United2013-14, Day 362014-04-28 20:00
Goal4:057'Arsenal4:1Sunderland2013-14, Day 272014-02-22 15:00
Red card67'Arsenal1:3Aston Villa2013-14, Day 12013-08-17 15:00